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expecting anyone to travel, not much to worry about. no cold turkey for us this thanksgiving. super shopping weather tomorrow. the real change shoes up just in time for the weekend. we'll talk about that for the weekend. for now planning out the temperatures. an afternoon filled with snipe and temperatures in the low to mid-60s. a great day to be outside. cooling down but certainly not cold by november standards at all. no weather related slowdowns. more coming up in a second couple of minutes. i'm molette green at the live desk. more video of the shooting death of 17-year-old laquan.
we're not showing more because it's so graphic. the city has not'ed why there's so little sound on any of these newly released video. the officer was charged who shot mcdonald 16 times with murder. tomorrow protesters could dramatically disrupt black friday crowds. we'll stay on top of it. >> thank you, molette. police found a body in the occoquan river in woodbridge. it with us found around 8:00 last night. police were called to a river rescue near a bridge that crosses the river near fairfax/prince williams county line. pleaolice say a man was sho and killed near route 704. this happened around 5:00. it's not clear whether the police have made any arrests. >> holiday travel for some of
you came to all but a stop outside baltimore. both i-95 north and south backed up for miles because of a tour bus crash last night. this happened in di. pa. the bus collide with two cars. there's people were hurt. it completely shut down the southbound lanes for a time. everything is back open this morning. >> they'll report anything suspicious as you go about your hoimd plans. today the president told the nation there was no credible or specific terror threat against the u.s., but police are out in force for the long holiday weekend. officers with assault rifles. airports all over the country. home land skurd expert jeh johnson says you should be watchful. >> we want to encourage you you as you travel you with your family, celebrate the holidays gorks to public events.
be vigilant. be 'ware. >> he took a train to reassure people travel is safe. 40 million are expected to go somewhere over the thanksgiving holiday. right now volunteers in d.c. are up bright and early. they're hoping to feed hundreds for this thanksgiving. "news4's" megan mcgrath is live where this major operation is already under way. good morning to you, megan. >> good morning. it is major operation. it couldn't be done without hundreds of volunteers who are going to be in and out. you can see it behind me here. they're very, very busy. they're wrapping the turkeys in tinfoil. this is an entire feast for the families here, the climates, food and friends. so they can invite people over. family and friends. the clients here are folks who are battling life-threatening diseases and may not be up to
the feasts. that's where your organization comes in. we're joined by it. talk a little bit about this. you're not talking about a plate of turkey. this is a whole feast. >> that's right. this is 3,500 complete holiday dinners that will be delivered by 850 people and prepared by that group here today. we've been working on this all week. but the thing that's important for people to know is we do this six days a week, 52 week as year. thanksgiving is special, but we do this no matter what the weather, no matter what month. we're here six days a week. but we're thrilling to be here today. >> all right. we're going to pan off here and show you some of the activity here because you've got folks coming in and out all day long. you have people who are going to be delivering the meal. >> that's right. this is a remarkable group because today it will be only volunteers that deliver to our
clients. during the week typically we have staff drives as well as volunteers, but today, 650 deliveries will be done by volunteers. d.c., maryland, and virginia frrks the pennsylvania border to fredericksburg, virginia, west virginia, 30 miles east of washington. this is a gigantic delivery airy. >> thank you so much for joining us and quite an effort 99÷xhere. 600 turkeys, guys kchl you imagine cooking 600 turkeys? i don't cook a turkey on this day let alone those numbers. >> five minutes after the hour now. you want to pay attention to metro's schedule during the holiday weekend. rail and bus service will run on a sunday schedule. metro opens at 7:00 and closes at midnight. things go back to normal tomorrow. regular weekend schedules will be in effect on saturday and sunday following thanksgiving. if you need to burn off
calories later today. >> yes. >> they're open here. you can take a walk around the natural history museum or head to the zoo. they're opened every day of the year except christmas day. a lot of you plan on watching football. in just a few hours, two high school football teams are facing off in the annual turkey bowl this year. taking on woodson high school. they'll be playing at eastern my school for the division title and a spot for the championship game. you're looking at video from last year's turkey bowl. it starts at 11:00 and mark see gravgs wi graves will be there with all the action. a stores that will kick off the holiday season. plus a message to religious leaders as he continues his visit to africa. >> it is shaping up to be beautiful day. beautiful day. "storm team 4" meteorologist
welcome back. many of your favorite stores are opening on thanksgiving. so if you're inclined to do this sort of thing. macy's, walmart, colekohl's all opening their doors. we will have eoin by then. jc penney open till 10:00 p.m. on black friday. you can go shopping any time you want. for a full list you can search black friday. good look out there. >> going shopping. i'll be sitting in the corner hating myself, looking sad. vdot is going to start
timing the traffic signals to help move drivers around. they used the traffic data from last year's holiday season to develop the timing. these changing will last until new year's day next year. so there you go. looking at some of the weather. it is 6:11. it is thanksgiving day and many are trying to make room for turkey dinner. >> wearing a big blouse or something like that? i guess a different way to do that besides wearing elastic plants is going for a turkey trot. "storm team 4" meteorologist amelia segal. a good day for running, amelia? >> yeah, eun. i think so. i have on two layers and i'm just fine. temperature right now by the "storm team 4" x 4, the police
are starting to close down the race route this morning and temperatures are general i li going to be in the 40s if you're running in the turkey trot today as we work our way toward 8:00 or 9:00 a.m. temperatures in the mid-to upper 40s. heading home, thinking about eating, no more exercise. temperatures around 51 degree. overall looking at a really nice thanksgiving with plenty of sunshine. this is the tenth annual arlington turkey trot. five local charities. we have other turkey trots going on in the area. frederick has a big turkey trot as well. happy thanksgiving, guys. >> happy thanksgiving. thank you. they're there to help you pull off your thanksgiving feast. not all questions to the butterball hotline are created equal. we'll show you some of the most memorable calls. >> the new video that's raising questions about who has access questions about who has access to our
he's set to meet with a bunch of religious leaders of different faiths in nairobi in a couple of hours. the pontiff is urging faith leaders there to come together after recent terror attacks which were carried out in the name of religion. that's the latest from the live desk. aaron. >> thank you. it's 6:16. new information about the russian plane shot down in turkey. they released a new audio clip that proves the pilots were warned. it says, quote, you are approaching turkish air sparks change your heading south immediately. they're encouraging people not to travel to turkey and they're scrutinizing turkish goods at the border. today french president francois hollande will visit moscow. they're calling it gaping hole in airport security, this after suspicions that an airline
employee may have played a key role in russian bombing of a jetliner in ee jichlt they decide which should be screened. an airport security says it's a dangerous security gap. >> when are we going to learn our lessons from the past. >> reporter: now many airports complain they can't afford the manpower to screen every employee every day. new details. we told you four passengers were removed from a spirit airlines flight last week. a woman saw one of them receive a text with the word dynamite. it turns out it wasn't true. officer found no such message on the passenger's phone. the four people were all questioned and released. new details in the e. coli scare. it's a vegetable mix from a california food wholesaler. this week moscow pulled its
rotisserie salad from their refrigerators. if you bought it on or before november 20th, throw it away. metro's new general manager is about to take over, paul wiedefeld. before this he held positions at b.w. marshal and american financial. he said he will personally conduct a top to bottom-review of staff once he takes office. also monday vre making a change. vre says schedules on both the manassas and fredericksburg line have been adjusted to account for the extra train. you want to double-check your schedule so you get to the station on time. are you feeling a little
holiday stress? it always creeps up this time of year. one way to enjoy your holiday a little bit more, frank mcgeorge has tips to keep your blood pressure down and help you enjoy the season a little bit more. whether it's because of family pressure, whether it's because of financial stress, whether it's just the cooking, everything that they have to do that's associated with the holidays, the fun seems to get sucked out of it. >> reporter: dr. karen russell says it's not hard to follow her patients with stress. >> their blood pressure is up, they're distracted during the visit. they haven't slept very well. >> reporter: russell said the anticipation of everything that needs to be done is a big problem to. counter that feeling, start by making a list. >> it allow use to see whou you have done or need to get done and allows you to plan appropriately. you start with the things that are most important to you and end with the things that are not important. recognizing that you're only one
person. >> remember it's okay to say no sometimes. >> prioritize it. you don't have to go to every christmas party or christmas banquet or dinner. >> it's also important to understand the process of getting things done. for example, involve your kids in the cooking and baking. let go of the idea that everything has to be perfect. >> the mistakes are what help to create the memories. >> reporter: set a holiday budge and stick to it. russell recommends shifting your focus of spending time instead of money. >> i think more important than any gift we can purchase with them is spending time with them, having a game night. my children love to snuggle it on the couch and eat popcorn. bundle up and build a snowman. they remember those moments more than a gift you can buy them that they're going to put down in a month. >> reporter: finally don't feel guilti
guilty about taking time for yourself. >> read a book, have a cup of coffee, meditate, look at the snow. anything that brings you comfort and joy, take the time to do that. >> amen to that. you need a little time for yourself and remember what the holiday season is all about. >> lock yourself in the bathroom and keep the kids in the hall. >> theechb, they're knocking on the door. i'm just saying can a mother get a minute? after your dinner is done, i'll be lighting the holiday tree. it's a spectacular sight. a beautiful tall tree. that whole area is starting this resurgence in this area. >> you were so excited last year. >> because i was. you can't fake that excitement. a lot of shops and restaurants down there and people are living. people are living and walking and building community there. it is a destination, but they're trying to make it much more than that. join me, 6:00 p.m., saturday.
>> good times. let's check on your forecast today. chuck bell is in the "storm team 4" weather center. i expect to see you wiping food off your face. it's thanksgiving chuck. you've about got a little time on your hands. >> time on my hands? i'm at work. we don't have a weather stove of any kind. i may or may not have had a chocolate chip cookie a few minutes ago. outside, mostly clear skies. not too many. our full moon just about ready to come back into view in our western sky this morning. sun's not up until after 7:00 a.m. it's seasonably cold out there. temperatures in the mid-30s. low 40s in town. heading out for a walk. it will be a great day to be outside. temperatures will rise quickly into the upper 40s and low 50s by 10:00, 11:00 this morning. most of the afternoon today, temperatures low to mid-60s. a lot of travel going on. if you're drive swrg close by,
dry roads and sun glasses is all you need. 95 is a great. i-81 and i-70. all will be dry within a 200-mile radius. if you've got a two or three-hour drive, nothing to worry about. if they're changing planes in chicago or detroit, there could be some slowdowns there. check of the flight status all in green at this point in time. so that's welcome news. no big delays just yet. high pressure will gradually be working its way off the east coast. we're dry and protected and mild for today and tomorrow but as that givens way, this area of unsettled weather out to the west. that will be impacting our weekend. here's your seven-day forecast. 64. mid to upper 06s tomorrow staying dry. then as we get into the weekend now, saturday, a chance for light rain and sprinkles and sun most likely to be impacted by raindrops. the next big impact friday into srd morning.
steadier rain likely sunday afternoon and cooler weather as well. i'll break down a look at that shopping forecast coming up in a few more minutes. okay. one person wanted to know how to make it look like a turkey has bikini shaped tan line. i was thinking i don't know what's worse. that question or my first thought is, easy, put a bikini on it. >> isn't that what i said this morning? >> you and jimmie fallon clearly went to the same school or are drinking the same juice. that was jimmy fallon talking about some of the weirdest phone calls. foinld i found a turkey in a bikini. don't google on thanksgiving. >> you can find ooh a lot of things wanted and unwanted. >> a lot of people. >> you are not alone. this morning we're hearing from some of butterball turkey
hotline experts. they have some memorable phone calls into the hotline. >> you won't believe some of what you hear. take a listen. >> all sorts of question. turkey-related, thanksgiving-related. >> she just baked a cake and she saw how the cake rose. she thought the turkey was going to expand in her oven and she would not be able to get it out of her oven. >> she wanted to know where the thigh was. >> there's no meat on this turkey and i realized they roasted it upside down. >> some of the most fun ones are when people are basically being confessional. >> i'm in the hallway closet. >> what are you doing in the holloway closet. >> we want them to be at ease. >> my in-laws are here. i don't know if it's done, how to carve it, what to do. >> this is what i did and i need to share it with someone. >> and she said, i put my turkey in a snow bank last night
because you know actually it would be a great place to that it. it snowed 12 inches that night. she calls us up the next day and says i can't find my turkey. >> a man in hawaii put it in the lagoon and when he went back for it, it was gone. >> butter bawl turkey hotline it's wonderful how we get involved with the lives of people. >> we hear kids in the background. we hear water splark. we think what kind of phone call is this. >> we're here. >> she asked him to baste the turkey and bathe the twins. >> no. did you say bathe the twins and put the turkey in the tub with them? >> no. that's a bad scene right there. i give it to those but errball hotline answerers. >> that's a great stuff. >> is she still in the
closetsome. >> six years later. all right. the butterball turkey hotline staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. working eight-hour shifts today. >> they'll hand 800 dreads of thousands of calls today. new heat for presidential hopeful donald trump. why his plaque has some accusing him of embellishment. >> changes are on the horizon and they could impact your weekend plans. "storm team 4" meteorolog
day too. chuck bell is here. he says changes are coming on the weather oven. what's coming in the weather oven, chuck bell? >> we've got sunshine. thank you, sarah, for the nbc 4 oven. i'm not sure how much we can get in the oven. nonetheless, we've got to something to start with now. a couple of clouds outside early this morning. no rain in our forecast for thachlgt going to be a dry day today and a dry day tomorrow. temperatures are in the 30s and 40s on your way out the door. planning out your thanksgiving day. planning on sunshine and mild conditions. temperatures in fs in the low to mid-60s today. then tomorrow, a big shopping day. predawn shoppers, i know. usually this tomb of year you have to be layered up in your down parkas. as you get into the second half of the weekend, cloudy skies will be more of an issue and rain chances sneaking in. more on that coming up. right now, back over to you guys. >> thank you, chuck.
right now a search for a missing brother and sister heads into day four. rosa thomas and james ward both in their 70s. they were last seen on monday in land joer. they were last seen with a burgundy jeep liberty with maryland tags. if you have any information, police would like to hear from you. quick thinking police officer s saved a family. the family who had no clue what was happening in the middle of the night. >> is that a house on fire? >> sure looks like it. >> that house is roaring. >> reporter: take a look. a camera on a fairfax county helicopter captures a raging house fire. two police officers happened to be flying to george mason university when they spotted the
flames and thick smoke. >> looks like a house is on fire. >> you can smell it. can you smell it? >> yeah. >> reporter: a great grandmother simone miller and her a great grandchildren are sleeping in the house. officers alerted a dispatcher who called the fire department. >> when they knock on the door, i wondered who was knocking on the door at 3:30 in the morning. when i came out, the officer was already here and he said, you have to get out of the house. >> reporter: she wakes up her a great grandkids and they all get-out. >> reporter: firefighters put out the blaze, stopping the flames from spreading. they tell us a light fixture put out a spark. simone tells us the police and firefighters have made her thanksgiving that much more special. >> we say prayers often but big
ones this time. >> there were four people in that house including three children and firefighters tell us smoke alarms were not working. >> a report to be released monday shows there were 20 heroin-related deaths in the county in the first six months of the year. that compared to 33 deaths in all of last year. the use of naloxone has also increased. paramedics and firefighters say they use it about 35 times a month, an average of more than once a day. new at the live desk, a french soldier dies in a terrorist attack in mali. we told you when militants struck a luxury hotel in capital city earlier this month they killed more than 20 people and just this morning reuters reports france's president now says a french sergeant has died in mali after a land mine blew
up his car. that attacks happened last month. now, france has a large military presence in mali. we just found out that germany is planning to send more than 600 troops to try to help keep the peace there. eun? >> molette, thank you. the nfl is reacting to the revelation that frank gifford had a concern cougs-related brain disease known as cte. the league said in a statement it appreciates the gifford family's desire to help the medical community better understand the disease. the league has made 39 rule changes to enhance health and player safety at all levels of football. gifford died of natural causes earlier this year. cte cannot be diagnosed until after a person dies. there are new question this morning about a historical plaque about at the donald trump golf course the inscription says
so many people died. the spot was known as the river of blood. historians say no battle ever tyke place on that golf course land. one says despite the mess stake he's not all that troubled. >> the history in this area is pretty well preserved, well written about. what you've got a is little monument that miss states some things. it wouldn't be the first time. >> trump tells historians he was told there was battle but he couldn't name them. hotel staff will break out fine china and linen to feed police officers, firefighters, and other emergency personnel who have to work on thanksgiving. meal time is between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. inside the may flower trailer in front of the hotel on past avenue. last year the four seasons served more than 450 meals to
officers and firefighters. >> like those guys, one in five americans will spend this day with co-workers. that's according to a new online survey by careerbuilder. more people will work this thanksgiving than last year. now, those in the health care field are most likely to be on the job today. hospitals don't close. lain forcement, firefighter fights are there. we preesh yeet that. >> a shout-out to everyone. >> including our "news4 today" team. new developments involved in the baby found in a church nativity scene. what we're learning about the child's mother. we'll take you live to new york city for a look at the final prep for today's macy's thanksgiving day parade. a quiet start to your thanksgiving day holidays. "storm team 4" meteorologist amelia segal has your black amelia segal has your black
a mother in new york will not be charged with abandoning her child in a church. this is a video of her buying towels that the baby was found in. the baby who has been named emmanuel is in good health. it means "god with us." the safe haven rule allows churches to be a place where you can leave your baby without fear of prosecution. time for a check of your forecast. >> we're talking about the annual turkey trot. "storm team 4" meteorologist amelia segal is live in arlington this morning. good morning to you, amelia. >> reporter: good morning, eun and aaron. it's a little bit chilly out here.
"storm team 4" x 4 still chilly. we've been here for the last two hours. a lot of folks coming up. this is the tenth annual arlington turkey trot and if you're running in this turkey trot or other turkey trots around the area, best of luck. temperatures for the race will be generally around 50 degrees. at the start, a temperature of about 44. as you're finishing up, temperatures for the race recommend nice. highs today in the low to mid-60s. it's going to be chilly if you're going out early in the morning but by 3:00 a temperature tomorrow of 64 degrees. >> all right. amelia segal live for us in arlington. thank you, amelia. >> gering up for the o'traffic tradition. what stores are opening in the hours ahead and how long they'll be open as the holiday shopping season wraps up. plus, making sure everybody
road between walker mill and county. roads in those areas may be closed for the investigation. officers say it appears he lost control of the vehicle and struck a curve. that is the latest. back to you. >> thank you. 6:46. a developing story in prince william county where police have found a body in the occoquan river in woodbridge. this happened around 8:00 last night. police with called to a river rescue near a bridge that crosses the river. we're woking to find out more about what happened there. and we're also learning more about what happened in prince george's county. police say a man was killed in landover on bell haven drive. this happened near bell haven and route 4 near fedex field. they were backed up for miles because of this tour bus crash. it happens in diop .
pa. they completely shut down the southbound lanes. everything is open. >> they alert you to report anything suspicious. president obama says there's no credible or specific terror threat but police are in full force for the long holiday weekend. officers with assault rifles, bomb sniffing dogs all over the airport. squa homeland security expert jeh johnson says be careful but cautious. >> celebrate the holidays, go to public events, go to public gatherings, but be vigilant and be aware. >> secretary johnson took an
amtrak train home to new jersey to assure people it's safe. 40 million people are expected go somewhere over the thanksgiving holiday. several chicago protesters waking up after police arrested them during late night demonstrations in that city. take a look at demonstrators rushed millennium park pulls the lights off a chrome tree there during a second night proef tests that became intense. they want police to answer new questions raised after four newly released videos from the deadly involved police shooting of a 17-year-old. we're not showing any of the video from that shooting because it's so graphic. police charged the officer who murdered the teenager. activists say they will disrupt black friday shopping in the city's busy financial district. >> all right, molette. thank you. it's :48. today is the day of thanks. some will spend a day in the kitchen cooking. there is a group of people in
d.c. spending their morning volunteers. "news4's" megan mcgrath where they're hard at work. megan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you're right. none of this would be possible would wout the hundreds of volunteers who came out today and helped put together these fantastic thanksgiving feasts. we've got the feasts right here. this is what it's go÷ñ to look like. we're talking about the turkey and all of the trimmings. the client can be the host. can invite friends and family and share this feast on this special day. now, among the many volunteers here today are the members of the platinum dream s motorcycle club. talk about why you want to be here? >> we enjoy coming out and giving back to the community. this is one of many we do. every year we start off at 5:45
in the morning. >> reporter: show me the back of your jacket there. very nice, very niechls. >> it allows me to be able to enjoy my thanksgiving because it's hard sometimes when you don't give back and you're not appreciative to really fee thankful but when you wake up, you know you did something for someone else, you can sit at your own table and eat more peaceful. wouldn't you all agree with that, platinum? >> yes. >> thank you so much. we appreciate all you've done. happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. this is quite an effort. over 1,000 pies. they're about to pack everything up and the delivery personnel will go out and deliver these moveable feasts. >> love it. >> a great work out there. love it. pay ated the metro's
schedule. today they'll run on a sunday schedule. metro opens at 7:00 this morning. off-peak fares will be in effect. regular weekend schedules will be in effect saturday and sunday following thanksgiving. there you go. >> all right. 6:51 right now. professor bell joins us. >> i know. he's trying to be nice now. i brought the oven for you guys. the only thing you can make in that oven. >> what's that? >> a sheet cake. you know, this is as good as i've got. all the writers have the day off. outside this morning it's partly cloudy to mostly clear sky. what to expect for today. it's a bit of an early morning chill out there. plenty of sunshine and mild weather coming our way. good day for eating and taking a little walk after you're done.
36 in leesburg and lovitzville. 38 down into st. mary's county. we're going to spend most of the afternoon with temperatures above 60 degrees with sunshine. 65 in fredericksburg, 64 in gaithersburg. future weather, sunshine for today. clear skies for most of the evening as well. after 11:00 or midnight, a slight increase in cloud cover. we'll have a partly sunny to mostly sunny day. tomorrow it will be you up ride wafrmt temperatures in the upper 60s. clouds thicken up. 10:00 a.m. on our future weather. the weekend starts out mild and cloudy but dry, but by later on in the day, there could be a little light rain. the impact not too bad. sunday will have a little
impact. steady rain comes in. cloudy weather gets us going back to work and school as well. enjoy the mild weather. happy thanksgiving. in just a few hours millions will line the streets of manhattan for the annual thanksgiving day parade. >> it's fun. nbc's jay gray joining us live for the parade route in new york city. hi, jay. >> reporter: hey, good morning, aaron, good morni ing eun. take a look. a lot of excitement and preparation for the parade. never too early, right? you can see one of floats that will be part of it. zran lee, the tv chef. maybe by the end of the day it woenld be a full turkey. maybe she's got something planned for it. you see the floats lined up and ready. 17 giant balloons this year.
that's skratt there. you can see we're just overhead where the turkey is. everything started to get lined up and getting ready to go here. this is, like you said, just an annual tradition for so many people. maybe more than ever before that will be part of it here along the parade route this year. perfect weather. 60 for a high. and so we could see 3 million. that's the latest live in new york. aaron, eun, back to you. after the meal it's time to hit the shopping malls. many of your favorite stores are opening. jcpenney opening at 3:00 this afternoon. will remain open all the way until 10:00 p.m. on black friday. wow. that's a lot of shopping. for a full list of who's open and when, you go to the nbc washington app and search black
friday. fairfax county police are going undercover to stop shoplifters. they'll be in full uniform and disguised as shoppers. some of the undercover officers busted four men for credit card fraud at tysons mall on monday. they'll be looking at it. vdot will be timing traffic sig analysis. vdot used the traffic data for last year's holiday season to develop the new timing at more than 200 intersections. the changes will last. expert says there are already some trends out there to watch out for this black friday weekend. one of them t lack of a must-have holiday toy. wong. that's the sound of a light saber.
that's very good. >> you can also expect some sticker shock. toys "r" us says its top ten toys will cost 36% more than last year with many top 1g $00. the kids will play with the box. >> seriously. >> look. don't expect any -- you should expect heavy discounts on sweaters and coats because it's going to be a fairly warm winter we understand from what we've had so far. >> those bba droid things from the new star wars movie coming on christmas, really hard to find. people are scooping those up. >> you know people. >> really. >> yeah. >> wow. see, when i was a kid, granted that was a thousand years ago, hot wheels, 59 cents for a hot wheel and i was good to go for the rest of the holiday season. remember the game merlin? you had to type it in? >> you lost me on that one. >> hot wheels? >> gotcha. forecast, no problems
good morning. happy thanksgiving. with millions set to celebrate the holiday, law enforcement around the country on high alert. security ramped up from airports to parade routes. president obama reassuring anxious americans. >> we are taking every possible step to keep our homeland safe. this as a major storm could bring a dangerous mix of snow, ice and rain all the way from nevada to michigan. while here in new york, excitement builds and the iconic balloons are in place for the big macy's thanksgiving day parade. as we kick off your day of family, food and football. today, thursday, november 26th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer
and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> there's a pretty sight. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. happy thanksgiving, everyone. i'm natalie morales with willie goo geist. >> savannah and matt are ready to start the parade. we have a beautiful day for a parade. >> happy thanksgiving. >> remember how we were whining last year, it was cold, started to rain, sleet in the air? none of those reasons to whine exist this year, although every year for this parade, the two big issues are the weather, which we said will be great, and security. >> i think it's fair to say we're seeing a security footprint like we've never seen before. the nypd out in force. people you see, people you don't see. just ahead, we're talk to chief jim o'neil, head of department with nypd and in charge of
security. we'll find out what they have planned. >> natalie and willie, we'll be talking about the pomp and circumstance that goes along with the 89th macy's thanksgiving day parade. we'll give you the rundown of what you can expect in a second. >> looking forward to it. let's get right to everything you need to know to begin your thanksgiving, including the storm that is looming to our west. we want to begin with more on the security concerns tied to the holiday. rehema is along the parade route. >> one of the largest crowds ever is expected to come out for the parade. some people already claimed their front row spot, saying they're not afraid, despite concerns about security. >> reporter: those giant-sized balloons have been brought to life. >> happy thanksgiving. >> reporter: for the big parade that will be watched by millions of spectators and beefed up security. >> you'll see a very large group
of officers, hundreds of our specially trained officers. >> reporter: safety a top concern this thanksgiving. the nypd will be out in force, with a new critical response command unit. hundreds of specially trained officers. who have been drilled and prepared for both active shooters and hostage takers. all part of 2,500 officers covering the parade, in addition to the thousands of police already on duty throughout the city. at strain stations and bus terminals. nationwide, security is also on heightened alert. nfl fans from dallas to green bay will see a greater police presence. but at jfk, one of the nation's busiest airports, homeland security reconsidering a possible weak point. airport workers not being required to pass through rigorous security checkpoints. >> we're evaluating whether more is necessary right now. >> reporter: at the white house, president obama trying to reassure an anxious nation. >> we've taken extraordinary
measures to strengthen our homeland security, everything from aviation security to border security to information sharing. >> reporter: experts say there is no known credible threat to the homeland from terrorists. still, law enforcement is on alert. >> if you see anything that's unusual, it's really important to come forward. don't be shy about telling law enforce cement about what you'v seen. >> if you see something, say something. but the city's police commissioner feels so safe about the city, he's bringing his own grandchildren to the parade. what you cannot bring is backpacks or large coolers anywhere along this 2.5 mile parade route. >> good to know. thanks so much. >> let's go back to matt and savannah for more on security at this morning's parade. guys? >> willie, thank you very much. jim o'neil is the chief of department for the new york city police department. he's on the scene in harold square in charge of the security
operation. good morning. happy thanksgiving. >> good morning. >> as we were walking over here around the corner, we saw a lot of new york city police officers. compare the size and scope of the operation, the security operation this year, versus previous years. >> this year, we do have a bigger detail. about 20% bigger. it's not just -- it's a quality 20%. we stood up a couple of new groups. strategic response group and the critical response command this year. you'll be seeing a lot of people in armor, in helmets, and there will be people with long guns this year, also. i think everywhere you go along this 2.5 mile route, you're going to see cops. we also have a fairly good contingent of plain clothes officers. not only in the street but also in the subway. anyone coming to the parade should feel safe. >> what you see and what you don't see. there's also what's been happening up to this parade in terms of intelligence gathering and the monitoring you do. what are you doing in terms of trying to find out if there are
any threats? >> this is what we do and we do it well. it's not just the nypd. we have a lot of federal partners we work with. our main federal partner is the fbi. we have a great working relationship with them. anything they know, we know. anything we know, they know. >> how do you keep a force like this in tact and motivated? you have the parade this week. next week, you have a tree lighting ceremony in rockefeller center. the holiday season in full swing. describe the challenge that faces your force over the next month and a half. >> i've been lucky enough to have this job a little over a year now. i get to see the great things the men and women in this police department do everything day. in an event like today, in light of what's going on in the world, we ramped up security for this. they do an outstanding job every day. it's their fortitude and courage, it's their will that keeps the city safe. i have complete confidence in the men and women of this great police department. everywhere i go, i thank them
every day. >> you mentioned spectators are your eyes and ears, as well. if they see something, they're to say something. what is suspicious? what should people be looking out for? >> we'll have a couple million people on the parade route. everybody is probably coming by mass transportation. if you see something that doesn't look right, and everybody knows what that is. if somebody leaves a backpack on the subway or in the street. we'll have people in the crowd, too. they need to let somebody know. there's going to be cops everywhere. to you see something that makes you feel uncomfortable, let us know and deal with it. we get paid to worry and do the job. there's been a lot of planning for this event. >> it's important to talk about all of these things but, more importantly, wish you a happy thanksgiving. thanks for being here. >> thank you very much. >> let's go back into the studio. we have willie and natalie. >> thanks. as they mentioned, the weather, picture perfect in new york for the parade, but other parts of the country are dealing with the
major thanksgiving day storm. snow, ice and rain expected to make holiday travel even trickier than more normal. jacob rascon is in denver. good morning. >> natalie, good morning. it is expected to be the busiest holiday travel season since the recession. some 46 million americans traveling during the thanksgiving holiday. the overwhelming majority of those drivers, a nightmare situation for them as a winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow and some ice in parts of the midwest and west. the airports, of course, were packed, but many of those flying dodged a bullet, hardly any cancellations or delays at all. the threat of ice and flash flooding still exists for many parts of the country into the weekend, which is important because, keep in mind, the busiest travel day of the thanksgiving holiday are sunday and monday. natal natalie, willie? >> happy thanksgiving to you.
>> al is keepi ining an eye on storm from the starting line of the macy's thanksgiving day parade. good morning. happy thanksgiving, buddy. >> you, too, guys. beautiful day here, sunny and in the 40s. on the radar, we are looking at a big storm system that's firing itself up. it's bringing ice, rain and snow. here's the travel troubles we're looking at. starting with today, a day that used to be quiet, as far as travel is concerned. now, it is a day where everybody is out there. denver, colorado, we're looking at freezing drizzle, snow and frigid cold. dallas and houston, texas, stormy, developing thunderstorms, heavy rain and storm winds. as we get on the roads on i-35, from kansas city to dallas, storms, soaking rains going up to minneapolis. low visibility. chicago, it'll be rainy, showers and flooding possible. friday, more showers in the midwest. we're also looking at the
heavier showers and thunderstorms. look for snow making its way from oklahoma city to albuquerque. icy conditions, wintry mixes, icy bridges and overpasses. on sunday, we have wet weather from the south. dallas, icy weather just to the west. as we make our way along i-70, st. louis to baltimore, soggy conditions on the roads and travel delays expected at some of the major airports. in the meantime, just take your time. make sure you check in on the weather channel and on your nbc station for the latest forecast before you hit the road. guys? >> al, thanks so much. we'll get to the rest of your forecast in a moment. now to a new round of protests in chicago over theshok teenager. some demonstrators turned their anger toward one of the city's holiday displays. as we get a new look at what happened leading up to the shooting, here is stephanie gosk. >> reporter: but dash cam video
obtained overnight shows a chicago police officer in pursuit of laquan mcdonald before he shot and killed the teenager. the footage is taken from jason van dyke's police car. as the officer drives through a burger king parking lot, the teen is seen in front of the car before running down the ad. protesters hit the streets of chicago for the second night in a row, following the release of this video, showing officer van dyke shooting mcdonald multiple times. most of the protesters were peaceful. >> they getting killed and they have a voice. >> reporter: some taunted police. blocking roadways and tearing down the lights from the city's christmas tree. van dyke has been charged with murder. police say mcdonald was armed with a knife. the video shows mcdonald apparently walking away from police officers at the scene before he was shot.
lawyers for van dyke have said the shooting was justified because he felt threatened. president obama posted on his facebook page wednesday that he watched the video of mcdonald's death. like many americans, i was deeply disturbed by the footage of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old laquan mcdonald. this thanksgiving, i ask everybody to keep those who suffered tragic loss in our thoughts and prayered, and be thankful for the overwhelming majority of men and women in uniform who protect our units with honor. while activist groups are planning demonstrations in chicago on friday, many are hoping for a peaceful holiday. stephanie gosk, chicago. there's mounting tension this morning over turkey's downing of the russian fighter plane. russia accusing turkey of trying to sabotage relations between the countries. joe fryer has more on this story. good morning. >> good morning, willie. french president francois hollande will meet in moscow
today with vladimir putin. france wants to get russia and the west on the same page, building a coalition to battle isis. it's a challenge, especially after that russian plane was shot down by turkey. >> reporter: tensions are boiling over in moscow, where protesters hurled eggs and stones at the turkish embassy. an angry response after the downing of a russian bomber near the syrian border. one of the pilots did not survive. now, turkey is releasing recordings of what it says were repeated warnings sent over radio to the russian jets. turkey says the plane was warned ten times in five minutes, but the russian navigator on the plane who ejected and was later rescued disputes that. speaking to reporters but not showing his face, the navigator says there was no warning, either on the radio or visually. experts say it's possible they weren't tuned into the same channels. the navigator also says the
plane never flew into turkish air space, claiming his jet was on the syrian side the whole time. turkey released a different flight path, showing the jet flying other a sliver of turkish territory. despite the conflict over what happened, both sides say there are no plans to go to war, but russian president vladimir putin announced he will deploy long-range defense missiles to the region. as russia holds a memorial service for the pilot who died and the marine killed after the plane went down. >> all of this provides the back drop as france's president meets today with putin, trying to put the crisis between russia and turkey behind them. h hollande said it can work with russia if they focus on isis. >> joe, thanks. for the first time since the terror attacks in paris, we're hearing from the california band that was performing at the bataclan when gunmen burst in.
nbc's keir simmons is in brussels with their chilling account of the ill-fated night. g good morning. >> natalie, good morning. there are reports here in brussels from local media, unconfirmed, of another operation to try to arrest suspects. as you mentioned, we're hearing more about the terrible night in paris. shane smith sat down with the eagles of death metal, the band playing at the bataclan, for an exclusive interview. the interview is now available in full and it is painful to watch. >> reporter: 89 people were killed in the bataclan theater. the eagles of death metal were playing. their sound engineer came face-to-face with the killers. [ gunshots ]. >> people started dropping to the ground, injuries, death, you know. also, running -- there was nowhere to go, so they basically ran into me, towards me, and jumped below my console.
i was still standing up, and i can see the gunman. he looked right at me and he shot at me and missed. he hit my console. buttons went flying everywhere. >> reporter: the band and their fans confronting terror together. >> we all just huddled. i think he thought i probably got hit because i went down so quickly. everybody else around was injured. there was blood all over. he stayed there and continued to shoot and shoot. >> reporter: all of the band escaped alive. some through a side door. members of their entourage, many fans, out to enjoy a night of music, never made it home. >> several people hid in our dressing room. the killers were able to get in and killed every one of them, except for a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket. >> reporter: but they say this won't stop them making the music they love. they want to play on the first night when the bataclan reopens again. >> music is what we do. it's our lives.
playing every night and -- seeing those smiling faces in the crowd, it's what keeps us going. >> again, that exclusive interview now available on vice.com. a mark of how the night has changed europe, willie and natalie. there are suggestions here that some railway road workers may be asked to wear bullet proof vests. >> got to take all precautions necessary. keir simmons, thank you. >> i love they want to go back and play the first show at the bataclan. >> it'd be hard to go back. >> but they want to be there. let's go back to al for more on your holiday weather. al, how is it looking, sir? >> as i said, here, it is perfect. that's the story. along the coast, weather is going to be spectacular. as you look at the map, along the eastern sea board, plenty of sunshine. temperatures well above normal. out west, some fog in the pacific northwest.
it's the midsection of the country, from the upper mississippi river valley into the central plains. snow, ice, further south, rain. we'll be telling you coming up, parts of texas and oklahoma could get up to a foot of rain by sunday evening. that's what's going on. we're going to get a look at what's happening in your neck o good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. the sun is up in the nation's capital.
it's going to be a perfect day to be inside or out. temperatures upper 30s to around 40 degrees. 56 degrees at noontime. how about 62 at 4:00 this afternoon. plenty of sunshine during the day t. sun is down at 4:48. for tomorrow, doing any shopping on the big friday shopping day? >> that's your latest weather. guys? >> al, thank you. now to a revelation that hits close to home for us. >> kathie lee's family releasing a statement overnight, saying her husband, pro football hall of famer frank gif fordgifford,d in august, also suffered from a brain disease associated with concussions. the family writes, we made the difficult decision to have his brain studied in hopes of contributing to the advancement of medical research. >> they go on to say, we miss him every day. now more than ever. but find comfort in knowing that by disclosing his condition, we
might contribute positively to the ongoing conversation. he might be an inspiration for others suffering from this disease, and he might be a small part of the solution. >> the giffords say the diagnosis hasn't changed their support for the nfl and making the same safer. we think of the entire gifford family on this thanksgiving. >> it's important what they've done, by offering his brain for science and medical research. coming up, our exclusive interview with president republican hopeful marco rubio and his wife, as the florida senator opens up about security, defeating isis and how his kids feel about their dad running for president. plus, much more from matt and savannah as they get you ready for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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7:26 is your time on this thanksgiving day, thursday, november 26, 2015. happy thanksgiving. i'm eun yang. >> i'm william gilchrist. police found a body in the occoquan river. it was found about 8:00. police were called to a river rescue near the bridge that crossethe river near the fairfax-prince william county line. right now the search for a missing brother and sister in prince george's county heads into day four. this is new picture of rosa thomas and james ward. the pair are both in their 70s, last seen on monday avenue in landover in a burgundy jeep
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sunshine and chilly on your way out the door early on your thursday morning. temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s right now. it's going to be a good day to be outside today. temperatures will climb into the low and mid 60s with mostly sunny skies. tomorrow also looks like a nice day, very warm, mid to upper 60s for tomorrow. as we get into the weekend,
♪ it's 7:30 on this thanksgiving morning, thursday, november 26th, 2015. a nice, big crowd on our plaza this morning. many of them getting ready to claim their spots for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. matt, savannah and al already in place to bring it all to you in 90 minutes. we'll check in with them in a moment. >> all right. first, the story making news right now. a winter storm is causing problems for millions of holiday travelers today. a mix of snow, ice and rain is expected from nevada all the way to michigan. >> for a second straight night, demonstrators took to the streets in chicago over the fatal police shooting of a black teenager. several arrests were made when protesters tore lights off the christmas tree in millennium
park. check out this surveillance video from a home in queens, new york. a burglar is crawling into a bedroom where a husband and wife were sleeping. their kids in the next room. he picks up a cell phone but runs away when the woman woke up. police say the suspect was actually in the house for about 40 minutes. they're now trying to track him down. frightening. thanksgiving is all about the food. we have two experts here all morning, sunny anderson and brandi milloy, to answer your questions. send your dilemmas to us at today.com/food club. >> we'll be taking notes. >> you were up all night seasoning your bird, right? >> i was, yes. >> with bourbon. >> seasoning the bird, if you know what i mean. >> a lot of bourbon in the bird. let's head back to matt and savannah, where they're getting ready for the parade. >> good morning. for those who just got audio who seconds ago to find out willie was seasoning his bird last night is a little confusing.
thankfully, we're going to put it into perspective with the holiday. >> thank you. >> guys, good to see you. we're out here on the street in harold square. we have the cast from "finding neverland" rehearsing behind us. they'll be taking part in the macy's day thanksgiving parade. >> we have this person to thank along with many macy's employees. the chairman. >> happy thanksgiving. >> let's have a parade. what does this mean to the employees of macy's? >> too bad about this weather, by the way. >> i know, my goodness. >> we have 260,000 employees at our husband. this -- company. this is our gift to america. we feel grateful to be able to deliver this parade and thank you for being here. thank you for all the coverage you've given us. >> terry told me he and his wife stayed overnight in the store last night. >> on the mattresses? >> no. we actually have a little space
in my office where i sleep. i'll do that tonight. i'll be working tonight. we open at 6:00. i'll be here and working all the way through the night to tomorrow. >> what are your first memories of the parade? >> sitting right here, underneath this awning, and watching the snow come down. we don't have that problem today. just the feeling, with my family being cuddled up. today, i have my first grandson with me. the family tradition to me is so special. >> what does it mean to you, to be a part of it? you told our producer, you give the employees an unlimited budget for the parade and they always exceed it. >> yeah. how much can you do to add to make this even better than last year? it's complicated because each year, it's better and better. my goal is to stay out of their way and let the creativity rule. >> in light of world events, current events, is it more challenging to put on a parade this year? >> you know, what you and i know is that the police department of new york city and all the state
department and the fbi and all those who are so incredibly well in this city and have protected us so long, so well, i leave it to the professionals. we're coordinating with them, certainly, but i have such faith and trust in the professionals, that i feel great about this parade. >> happy thanksgiving. thanks for being with us. >>en that x and thanks to all t employees of macy's. let's head up to the start of the parade. that's where we find al roker. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by walmart. stop by a store or visit us at walmart.com to share wonder every day. >> hey, guys. we are up here, 77 central park west. i'm joined by rachel platten, whose song "fight song" was the song of the summer. you have a new album coming out at the top of the year. >> called "wildfire." so excited about it. >> your song "i am witness" is
an anti-bullying anthem, really. you're going to be performing in the parade for the first time. >> i am so pumped. my parents took me when i was little and i was freezing the whole time. i didn't see much. i'm really excited. i might be the most excited person here. >> what do you have to be thankful for this year? >> my life changed so much. ten months ago, i was in a van playing for 20 people. now, i'm doing the thanksgiving parade. a lot. my wildest dreams have come true this year. >> what are you doing for thanksgiving? >> we're going to hang out in westchester with my family. i'm not going to cook at all. >> very good. >> nope. >> excellent. you saw the balloons for the first time. >> i did. >> pretty exciting, huh? >> amazing up close. >> rachel, we're looking forward to your performance later to y >> thanks al. >> happy thanksgiving. >> love you. >> love you, too. that's what's going on around the country. here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning. happy thanksgiving. a bright sunny sky this morning. temperatures in the upper 30s,
low 40s. your thanksgiving afternoon will be sunny and mild. temperatures this afternoon hovering in the low to mid 60s all day long. tomorrow looks like a nice day, too. for this evening, clear and cool outside. temperatures holding in the upper 40s and low 50s for the evening hours. for the day tomorrow, starting with temperatures in the low to mid 40s. tomorrow's highs mid to >> we're keeping ourselves warm up here, just marching away with rachel platten. back to you guys. >> al, like rachel, we love you, too, my friend. >> he's a little jealous you got an i love you. >> rachel platten was here not long ago. >> she's adorable. >> look forward to her performance during the parade. miranda lambert opens up. what she's saying for the first time about her split from blake shelton. our conversation with presidential hopeful marco rubio and his wife. why they say his toughest critics are their kids. ♪
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we're back. it's 7:41 on thanksgiving morning. with the race for the white house. donald trump still leads the republican field, but florida senator marco rubio has been climbing the polls steadily. >> i caught up with senator rubio and his wife jeanette in charleston, south carolina, at campaign events on wednesday. we began by talking about his plan to defeat isis and how it differs from the current
administration. >> first, if you speak to our allies in the region, there's no feeling barack obama is trying to put together a coalition with a sense of urgency. the feeling is we're taking air strikes but they seem to be not well targeted or well coordin e coordinated on the ground. >> over 6,000 air strikes. how is that not coordinated? >> it's not allowed them to be as successful as necessary. they've avoided taking strikes because they're concerned if they blow up the oil plant, there might be civilians, even one, killed. that's a legitimate concern we have, but we must destroy the revenue source, which is the ability to generate oil. >> talk about the boots on the ground potentially, american forces. how many troops are you talking about? >> the goal is to have enough special operators on the ground to support a coalition of 25,000, 30,000 sunni arabs on the ground fighting. then our military officials will tell us, in order to support that, we need x number of people. it's more than 50. they need to be defeated now, not later. it'll be harder and more expe e expensive to do it later.
militarily, isis is defeatable. they're not invincible. >> would you be in support of declaring war on isis? >> i would be in support. >> reporter: the battle against isis has led to a backlash from refugees seeking to resettle in the u.s. >> your critics said your policy on syrian refugees is all over the place. would you care to clarify, where do you stand? would you allow them into the country? >> i'm against allowing refugees we can't vet. if we can't vet you, we can't allow you in. even if you get one person wrong, you can allow 10,000 in, and if 9,999 are good people but one is an isis fighter, you have a problem. >> you would turn your back on the 10,000 or so that president obama has said, we would take into the country? >> we're not talking about turning our back. i'm saying there are many of the people that will not be able to come because we will not be able to fully and accurately vet
them. we don't know anything about them. >> reporter: from addressing the issues in syria to the rigors of the campaign trail, senator rubio took a step back, preparing meals for those in need on wednesday, joined by his wife jeanette and their four children. >> our kids will call marco and give him a little advice. >> they will? >> yeah. >> what do they say? do they give you a performance review after the debate? >> the boys are young enough that they watch the first five minutes and it's like, we want to play. >> this is boring. >> my 15-year-old is more about encouraging me. my 13-year-old is a harder critic. she sometimes reveals headlines i hadn't read yet. dad, did you hear this? so and so said that about you. >> do your kids talk about the presidency? do they talk about perhaps life at the white house? >> i think they're proud of their dad. >> it wouldn't be bad to have secret service keeping an eye on
your teenage daughter. i personally am not troubled by the fact that will be a couple guys, big guys with ear pieces alongside her, just in case. >> they ask you questions about, why is daddy running for president? do they ever question his decision? >> no, no. they're proud of their dad. they love their dad. i mean, that was one of the questions they asked in our thanksgiving breakfast. they said, what you thankful for? this was at school. sorry. dominic said, i'm thankful for my dad running for president. it's an honor, truthfully, to want to give back to your country. >> it's good to get out on the campaign trail and see them in action and meet the whole family. >> he's fascinating. two months until people go vote in iowa. you have donald trump and ben carson who has been lapping the field. but ted cruz and marco rubio rising steadily. >> we'll be watching what happens. up next, our thanksgiving experts are standing by.
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for carson, getting last-minute turkey tips. good morning. >> i am, considering i haven't bought the turkey yet. we have sunny and brandi here. you're our turkey experts. if you have last-minute questions about your holiday meal, go to today.com/food club. send in your questions and they will be there to answer it. the president is also talking turkey at the annual white house pardoning on wednesday. he couldn't resist bringing some humor to the event. >> it is hard to believe this is my seventh year of pardoning a
turkey. time flies, even if turkeys don't. abe is now a free bird. he is totus, the turkey of the united states. >> oh, my gosh. >> colleen speaks for all of us on social media. tweeting, i live for obama's dad jokes. it was fun to see melilla and sasha squeezing in the laugh. they must have been told, give dad a break. let's look at the first turkey pardon in 2009. >> oh, my goodness. >> look how little they were. >> look how much bigger they are now. i could go back and forth. they are beautiful. in case you're wondering more about abe, well, you can find his information on twitter. he's got a complete bio card. apparently, he loves country music, and he's a 42 pound turkey. i think that needed to go in the oven a long time ago. good thing he's pardoned. >> he was pardoned, dylan. >> it's a good thing. >> i love how the president knew
how bad the joke was before he finished the punch line. he turned like. >> he doubled over. i love her expression, i think, priceless. >> being generous on thanksgiving. coming up, are the savings really worth it? the surprising reason you'll find big deals on tvs tomorrow. the excitement of the you forgot the milk! that's lactaid®. right. 100% real milk, just without the lactose. so, no discomfort? exactly. try some... mmm, it is real milk.
7:56 is your time now. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. while most of us are getting ready to eat turkey today, some d.c. students are preparing for high stakes high school football game. this year's turkey bowl starts at 11:00 a.m. news 4's mark segraves will be here. this year h.d. woodson and wilson high schools will face off, playing at eastern high school for the division title. good luck. if you need to burn off c calories today, the smithsonian museums are open. you can even head to the national zoo. they're open every day of the year except christmas day. your holiday forecast is up next. stay with us.
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, black friday buyer beware. why that amazing deal on the new tv you've been eyeing may not be as good as it seems. the real story behind some of those big screen bargains. may the force be with the box office. we've got a sneak preview of hollywo hollywood's biggest block busters this year y. turkey time. looking for last-minute tips for cooking your thanksgiving feast? we have two pros to answer your questions. today, thursday, november 26th, 2015.
♪ no matter where we go >> happy thanksgiving. >> all the way from mississippi, celebrating thanksgiving in new york city! >> happy thanksgiving from jacksonville, florida. >> happy thanksgiving, lincoln, rhode island, on the "today" today. >> same from massachusetts to see the parade. >> hello, everyone. hi, guys. great time on the plaza. welcome back to "today." wow! look at this crowd. you know, there is a parade going on somewhere. they're here to see us first. >> they got one hour until the parade. a lot of our crowd made their way to the parade group. we have beautiful people from all over the country with us. we know you're at home watching, getting ready to cook up a storm. you may need a little help. look no further than our kitchen. sunny anderson and brandi malloy share the secrets to creamy potatoes and lump-free gravy and
more. >> we'll check in with matt and savannah as they get ready to host the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> the weather is perfect. matt isn't wearing pants this morning. that's how warm it is. >> why do you say that? we're at the point of the morning where we get competitive. we quiz each other. how many giant balloons are there? >> 24 giant balloons, matt. >> 17 giant balloons. >> oh! >> how many floats are there? >> 27 floats. >> how many novelty balloons. >> 24. >> that's what it is. >> how many cheerleaders, your area of expertise? >> 1,000. 1,100 clowns. all the great aspects of the macy's parade about to get started an hour from now. we have the best seats in the house at harold square. the weather couldn't be better. >> we have broadway shows, new giant balloons, perfect weather. tons of security. people are feeling really good about being here. it's going to be a beautiful morning.
send it back to you. we'll get ready for the parade. >> can't wait to watch. have fun. >> snoopy is one of the big new floats. love my snoopy. >> sheinelle jones has a look at some of the other stories this morning. >> good morning. security is a top concern this thanksgiving day. as americans celebrate the holiday against the back drop of global terror alerts, new york city police are protecting the millions of spectators enjoying the macy's thanksgiving day parade. travelers can expect ramped up security at airports, train and bus stations. nfl fans will see greater police presence during today's games in dallas, green bay and detroit. protests were held in downtown chicago for the second night in a row to express outrage over police dash cam video that shows an officer fatally shooting a teenager, armed with a knife, in october of 2014. the demonstrations were largely peaceful, but some protesters did tear lights from the city's christmas tree. officials released additional dash cam video from four police cars wednesday. included are screens from
officer jason van dyke's police car, as he pursued laquan mcdonald, shortly before he fired 16 shots at the teenager. update on a story we told you yesterday. the mother who left her newborn at an indoor church nativity scene in new york this week will not face criminal charges. police located the woman caught on camera at a discount store near the church, buying towels to swaddle the baby boy. officials say the woman followed the safe haven law and left the baby in the manger because she felt it was the warmest place in the church and he would be found safely. he was. an alarming story out of salt lake city. a man who stole a woman's boarding pass was able to make it past security and board a plane. it happened earlier this month. 61-year-old michael took the border pass that was mistakingly left at a tee i don't skiosk. he got through security and boarded the plane. the mistake was discovered when the real ticketholder checked in
using a replacement pass. the agent failed to properly identify the individual. a college dorm came tumbling down on wednesday. mccollum hall on the campus of the university of kansas is a pile of rubble. students say the campus will look different without the building. two new residence halls and a parking lot will be built in its place. time for a change. >> lots of people cheering them on. >> i think people like to watch -- >> things blown up. it's fun, let's be honest. if you're beginning the black friday ads and scanning them this morning, you'll find a lot of deals on televisions. >> flat screens, one of the best-selling items every year. are the bargains too good to be true? olivia is here.
>> people think black friday is the day to find the cheapest tvs. you can find a 50 inch under $200. the question is, are they any good? two words of advice this morning, buyer beware. >> tv for my mom, tv for my wife. >> reporter: jarvis johnson has been camping out in front of best buy for days, just to be first in the store to grab the flat screen tv for a deep discount. >> tvs get bigger and the prices get lower and lower. >> reporter: while most shoppers focus on the sale price, it's the product they need to keep an eye on. slashed prices can come at a cost. many brands make lower quality versions of the most popular models. they might look the same but they have fewer features and some are made with cheaper parts. they're called derivative tv. limited edition models that go on sale one day only, black friday. >> may have a lesser feature. maybe the tv has one less input
or doesn't have a usb import. >> reporter: they fly off the shelves, making it hard for consumer reports to check them out. >> we can't review them. it's hard to tell, is it a good deal or not? >> reporter: the biggest problem, experts say, lower performance and reliability. how do you know if you're getting a deal or a dud? go online, research the model number. if only black friday ads pop up, it's probably a derivative. >> keep in mind what you want to buy before you go out and shop, before you get online. look at the models you're interested in, and then watch the prices. >> it turns out, black friday isn't necessarily even the best time to buy a television anyway. the lowest price of the year is actually super bowl sales in late february or just after the super bowl in early march, when stores are trying to unload the previous year's models to make room for the new, better inventory. >> better off waiting a couple months. super bowl time.
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thanksgiving. >> i know. the "daily meal" giving us the bad news. making the list, candied yams. they are naturally sweet, so doctors say there is no need to add all the butter, the marshmallows on top equal extra sugar. don't need to do any of that. next, homemade gravy, which is very high in fat. one doctor suggests using mushroom gravy instead. wawa, right? mashed potatoes. doctors passing on the thanksgiving staple because the carbs leave you tired and more hungry. >> what's left? >> i know. i can guarantee all the doctors will be eating all of those things. >> it's one day. you can splurge. go for it. >> forget we told you that. here's something else doctors won't like, but we love. the new thanksgiving treat taking over social media. piecaken. pie stuffed into a cake. >> wow. >> apparently, it's been an underground hit for years. i don't know what that means.
the underground dessert scene. >> look at that one. >> the "new york times" wrote about it. piecaken pictures everywhere. the huffenton post asked, why add the "in"? you have pie in a cake. stacked on top of a apple pie put into a cake, and cover it with frosting. two pies and two cakes in a cake. >> my favorite dessert. need to have one. if your thanksgiving meal doesn't turn out the way you hoped, you're not alone. here's a roundup of some of the thanksgiving dinner fails a lot of people are failing. >> oh, no. >> the person who made this beautiful turkey, only to drop it on the floor. >> put the skin off and you're fine. pecan pie, too much for the crust. came out from under it. i don't know. the mom who may have gone a little too far in trying to
toast the marshmallows. >> i thought they were bluebe y blueberri blueberries. >> i'm about saving what you can. >> you can save all three of those. >> i dropped an ice cream cone on the floor and took off the bottom layer and went about my business. >> nobody is drwatching when yo drop the turkey. >> the family pet may know. now to miranda lambert's first conversations on her divorce from blake shelton. adam sandler debuts his new version of the "hanukkah song." >> miranda lambert is opening up about her divorce. she says, marriage is a tough business and we gave it our best college try. miranda goes on to say, i had a great relationship with an amazing man, so i know what good is. i have a great launching pad for the future. i will never take that for granted. blake may have moved on with gwen stefani, but miranda says she's not ready to start dating yet.
now to the olsen twins and the "full house" reunion series. they said they would not take part, but people hoped they'd change their minds. guess what? the cameo didn't happen. lori loughlayofoughlin said the twins never showed up. they meant it when they wanted to focus on their business careers. "fuller house" will hit netflix next year. i don't know, without them, they were the ones everyone went, awe. >> i'd take one olsen. >> no one would know. finally, adam sandler and his classic holiday bits from "saturday night live." the "hanukkah song," first performed in 1994. he updated the song with names of other celebrities you didn't know for jrewish. he just debuted the fourth edition. ♪ so does stanley, jake
gyllenhaal and the two guys who founded google ♪ ♪ adam levine wears a jewish star, so does brake and seth rogen ♪ ♪ shia labeouf is half a jew, but 100% nutty ♪ >> it's one of my favorite songs every year. >> mine, too. >> adam says queen elsa from "frozen" is also jewish. >> is that right? >> that has become a holiday classic. i turn it up every time it's on. let's get a check of the weather from mr. rocker, at the starting line o of the macy's thanksgiving day parade. hey, al. >> guys, i've got to tell you, the weather is perfect, about 45 degrees and sunny. no wind t. balloon, as you can see, already up ready to go. it's going to be a fantastic 89th macy's thanksgiving day parade. let's show you what we've got going on. unfortunately in the midsection of the country it is a mess.
it is going to continue to be a mess. here is what we've got. for today, freezing rain and snow through the upper midwest, mississippi river valley. look for heavy thunderstorms. as we move into friday, looking for the severe weather to make its way further to the east, great lakes into northern new england, more icing conditions, oklahoma, kansas, texas, into parts of new mexico. sunshine out west and along the southeast coast. on saturday, again, an icy mix stretching from texas into iowa. beautiful weather western third of the country, snow around the cascades. east coast looks good. sunday, here's what you've got. travel, coming home, more wet weather moving into the mid atlantic states. snow through the central and northern plains. sunshine although chillier out west. look for more icing conditions in northern and central texas. parts of texas could be looking at up to a foot of rain between texas and oklahoma. that's what's going on around the country. here is what's happening in your neck of the woods.
good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. a blue sky overhead and full sunshine on the way for your thanksgiving day. hope you have a wonderful and safe thanksgiving today. temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s right now. it's going to be a mild one today. temperatures into the low and mid 60s today. mid and upper 60s for tomorrow. dry today and dry for your friday plans as well. saturday, a chance for drizzles and sprinkles in the afternoon. another chance for showers >> that is your latest weather. well, one young man who has something to be grateful for this year -- >> lots to be grateful for. >> andy grammar, pop star, rock star, you've been burning up the charts. you just released a new version of your album. four bonus tracks. >> you have "good to be alive," which you told me you like, which means a lot. >> i like that song. >> i appreciate that. it's a big song. al roker approved. it's a big deal for me. >> everybody approves this song.
you're going to be doing it in the parade. coming on the "today" show. >> yeah, man. >> what has this year been like? >> whirlwind. so much to be thankful for. it's incredible. you work at this a long time, and to get to do some of the bigger events. there's huge pumpkins. life is good on thanksgiving right now. >> this is going to be your first time in the parade. >> you've done this quite a few times. >> i was here before they started the parade. what are you looking forward to today? >> man, just fun. it's so colorful, so many incredible costumes. everywhere you go, there's an amazing photo op. this is an institution, man. it's an american -- >> if you want to take a picture with the baby clowns over there -- >> i do. they keep shouting. it's really good. you grew up and watched this as a kid. to be here is surreal. >> enjoy it. >> thank you. >> andy grammar, thank you so much. look forward to seeing you on the "today" show. >> good to see you.
>> you're all good. >> he put on such a great show at our plaza over the summer. now to our special series, thanks and giving, highlighting the life saving work at st. jude's research hospital. >> a gutsy medical decision and remarkable ending for a hopeful family. here's kerry sanders. >> reporter: 6-year-old brady and 4-year-old charlie are rambunctious and engaging. to see them today with their 2-year-old brother bentley, you'd have no idea they were once so weak, they could barely lift their heads from their pillows. >> why did you have to go to the hospital? >> because it makes you healthy. >> are you both healthy now. >> yup. >> reporter: their journey to good health has been both painful and heartbreaking. yet, hopeful, as well. >> are you healthy? >> yes. >> you're full of tickles. >> reporter: healthy, despite being born with a disorder.
each of us is born with pairs of chromosomes in our blood. when you get to the seventh chromosome pair in brady, charlie and bentley's blood, there's only one chromosome. >> the doctors said we had a better chance of winning the powerball than having this disease. >> i think it was winning twice. >> reporter: so unusual, punip h published medical reports documented 14 other families in the world with children who share this rare blood disorder. the problem, according to medical experts, just about everybody missing the chrome sewn has a chance of developing aml, an aggressive and often fatal cancer. so doctors at st. jude children research hospital made
transplants from anonymous donors before the leukemia could develop. >> where was your hair? >> we were bald. the medicine made our hair fall out. >> now we grow our hair back. >> reporter: during the treatment, brady, charlie and bentley were isolated from their parents. it lasted more than four months. >> they didn't want me holding bentley and then -- sorry -- and handling the big kids. that was hard. >> what's it like as a mom, not being able to touch your children? >> unimaginable, really. >> reporter: unimaginable, but the treatment appears to have worked. brady, who had b positive blood before, today has b negative blood. charlie, who had ab positive blood, today, as o+ blood. their new blood from the transplant included the missing
chromosome 7. now, aml, highly impropable,bab according to doctors. >> that could have been a death sentence. >> yeah. >> now? >> likely, will not happen. >> reporter: today, they're like any other kids. soon, it's hoped, bentley, too. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news, memphis. >> marlo thomas is the national outreach director for st. jude's research center. this is a family treated before it had cancer. is this the future? >> this is our new predisposition study. we have mapped hundreds of children. doing that, we found that 10% of children with cancer have a genetic defect, which could appear in their other family members. so these families now, who have been completely naive to the risk, who will test the other
children and find out if they're going to have a cancer before we see the symptom of it and before it's life threatening. we'll be watching them to be sure that if they do have it, we're going to catch it early enough. way earlier than the other children. >> ground breaking research. >> very much so. >> bentley will have to undergo the bone transplant surgery, as well. >> he will next year. it's amagzamazing. we're studying the families and showing the world how to do it. it can cost $500,000. this family would be looking at $1.5 million in expenses to save these three children. it's not only a miracle of science, but it's a miracle of st. jude paying for everything. >> incredible. marlo thomthomas, amazing stori all week. thank you so much. >> thank you. let's go over to dylan. >>en that thanks, guys. on "today" food, we're talking about turkey and the thanksgiving fixing. brandi has the secret to the
creamiest potatoes ever. what's the trick? >> we'll get to the trick in a second. first, the potatoes. you can use russet potatoes. i love the yukon gold. they're creamy and buttery. >> do they peel them? >> i love peeling mine. some want the texture. i want to fling them on the plate. you put it into salted, boiling water. then you're going to boil them until they're tender. not just completely falling apart. >> okay. not total mush. >> sometimes people do it too much. you're always drain your potatoes. a lot of times, the water will make it gummy and weird. put it back into your pot. i love using butter. >> obviously. >> some people love buttermilk. they use heavy cream. honestly, my secret, dylan, is cream cheese. >> no cream at all, just the cream cheese? >> i love to just mash it up by hand. i continue doing this until it's nice and whipped.
obviously, you'll do salt and pepper to taste. i think some people, they have a tendency to put their mashed potatoes into a food processor a food processor . good morning. it's 8:26. i'm aaron gilchrist. happy thanksgiving to you. metro running on a sunday schedule on this thanksgiving holiday. metro opened at 7:00 this morning and will close at midnight tonight. off-peak fares will be in effect all day today. back to normal tomorrow. regular weekend schedules in effect this coming saturday and
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♪ it is 8:30 on this thanksgiving thursday morning, november 26th, 2015. the start of the macy's thanksgiving day parade is almost here. less than 30 minutes until you see 27 floats, 17 giant balloons, clowns, cheerleaders and much, much more, ready to dazzle you this year. >> fantastic. here on the plaza, check it out, right behind us, the stacaffoldg
gone from the rockefeller christmas tree. looks stunning. we're going to bring you the star-studded lighting ceremony next wednesday night here on nbc. coming up, we know the force will be strong at the box office this holiday season, but what are the other movies that should be on your list? we'll have the answers. don't forget, our "today" food team is searching for the best cookies to showcase in our holiday cookie swap. tell us who makes the best ones in your state, and watch all next month for the recipes. >> when do we get to try them? >> that's what i want to know. >> speaking of food, sheinelle is in the kitchen as we help you prepare the ultimate thanksgiving day feast. >> you can't enjoy the turkey and mashed potatoes without gravy. sunny anderson has a foolproof method for making it lump free. good morning to you. >> how many lumps, one or two? >> two. i'm kidding. zero. >> lump free. >> where do we start? >> whether you're making your gravy from scratch or from pan
drippi drippings, do a lot of separating. separate the solid from the liquid. then, if you'll notice in my fat separator, you'll have liquid and fat here. if you don't have a fancy fat separator, it's okay. you can see the fat on top. skim it with a spoon. the reason most people's gravy is lumpy is flour. it loves to hang out with salt. you have to separate it so it can evenly spread into the gravy. if you put the flour in liquid, it'll hang out and create the lumps. to stop that, i have some of the fat we swkimmed off the top of the pan drippings. i'll add in flour. equal part fat, equal part flour. if you don't have fat, use butter. a tablespoon. then a tablespoon of flour. >> you have to have it thicken, right? >> flour is the thickening
agent. cornstarch can make things gummy if you go overboard with the water and corncornstarch. >> how do you get it to the smooth? >> the smooth part comes when you add the flour and whisk like crazy. this is something you don't dump, stir and walk away. whisk like crazy. then to this base. after you cook the flour flavor out, you'll add in the turkey stock. that's when you create your gravy. >> final step? >> now, the final step, if you literally have done everything you can to whisk that flour and still have lumps, girlfriend, use the sieve. >> sounds like what i would do. >> it works. one thing not to do, don't use a blender. that's just going to aerate and create a texture you don't want your gravy. sa sieve it out. don't push everything through because it'll be raw flour. there's lump free gravy. >> see you in a few minutes for
dessert. guys? >> thanks so much, guys. we'll get another check of the thanksgiving forecast from al at the start of the parade. hey, al. >> that i, guys. how are you? doin i've got rock royalty, pat ben tar and neal girardeau are here. you're releasing a new christmas single? >> we are. >> debuting it on the parade. >> we are. daughter wrote it. and we're going to sing it. >> this time of year everybody is in a festive mood. >> yes, they are. >> what does it mean to you to be in the thanksgiving day parade? >> it's a huge thing. >> pretty thrilling. living here and being in it and not watching the floats get deflated, actually being on a float, it's cool. >> we're on a great float, the central park float. we're excited. >> what are you thanningful for this year? >> so much, a lot. >> you don't have enough time, al. >> we just hope everybody finds
some beauty and peace in the world and love. just happy and healthy with your families. >> you were mafling at the view we have of skrat. >> we do. we have his butt. that's okay. >> pat benetar and neal giraldo. >> that's what's going on. >> good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. a beautiful morning in the washington area. 44 in washington, 45 in annapolis. temperatures will make it into the low to mid 60s this afternoon. a nice afternoon to be outside. for this evening, clear and cool. temperatures back down into the upper 40s and low 50s. for the day after thanksgiving, tomorrow, 45 in the morning, 60 by lunch and 65 tomorrow afternoon. happy thanksgi >> that's your latest weather. dylan, happy thanksgiving. next time i see you, we'll be
kicking off this 89th edition of the macy's thanksgiving day parade. back to you. >> announcer: shop small on "today" is sponsored by american express. this small business saturday, november 28th, show up and shop small. >> thanks, al. happy thanksgiving to you, as well. enjoy the parade. as you gather your gifts for the holidays, it's important to support your community by shopping at small businesses. we've been asking "today" show guests to share their local shops that they love. meredith chose a sweet place. >> riviera bake house in new york. i've been going there for years and years. i'm a sucker for the birthday cakes. they're lopsided. whimsy is the best way to describe the place. that sums it up more than anything. a lot of the people i met when i was just moving to town are still there. it's that kind of family environment. >> you have also been sharing positive reviews of your
favorite small businesses. sophia writes, i love tangerine boutique in texas for bringing style to our island. susan tweets, wagmeyer farms supports our community and we support them. no stranger to stage or screen, including memorable tv roles on "who's the boss" and "law and order." she stars in "transparent" now. a two-time tony winner is starring alongside i ckeira knightley.morning, judith. >> this play is a sensation. everybody loves you and they love keira. katy perry saw it and tweeted this. just left the most daunting
play. sweating from the intensity. people thinking about seeing it, set the scene. 1860s paris. what's happening? >> you have lust, greed. it's basically a sexual thriller, is the way that i would describe it. what you have are basically two people who are really led by their desires and their wants. because they only think about themselves and what they want, there are dire consequences. >> and you have an amazing cast. i meanted ementioned keira kni. people are flooding the theater to see you two. >> she's a lovely person. happy to be working with her. matthew ryan, on "constantine." a really fabulous cast. wonderful director. extraordinary writer, who wrote from the novel. it's quite an -- and it's an
intense evening. >> you've done it all in show business, right? you've done tv. >> i love you describe me that way. >> it's true. >> i've done it all. >> you've done it all in show business. do you get a special pleasure from appearing on stage in front of a live audience? is broadway home to you? >> first of all, i had not been on the stage after i'd done "who's the boss," i hadn't been on the stage for 22 years. i took over for an extraordinary actress in "whit." it's not just that it's home for me, the generosity of this community after my having been away for such a long time, has been extraordinary to me. so they have made me feel like it's home. performing for a live audience, there is absolutely nothing like it. look, i love doing "transparent." "ugly betty" and "who's the boss," everything i've done in television and film. there is something about the connection you have with a live
audience that is transformational. it transports you. there is an exchange of energy between us and them that is really an extraordinary experience. anyone who has been in the audience of the show in the theater can tell you they have that experience. >> "transparent" is winning all the awards. it's a sensation. >> yeah. >> are you surprised by the reaction it received? >> i was. after the first season, i had no idea. we didn't know it would be like this. we hoped it would be something that would change the culture, that would give information to people about the transgender community. but also, about this particular, very complex and interesting family. but we had no idea people would respond the way they have. >> and on the subject of tv, how often, when you walk down the street, do people yell "angela?" >> that's a good question. it used to be, "one life to
live," screaming karen, and people still do. they say angela a lot. now, it's become this "transparent" is so popular, it's really -- it's, like, hey, shelly. >> little shelly, little angela. >> little claire. judge donnelly. we have the mix in there. i've been around a long time. >> sign of a good career, when you can get that many names. >> i have great people who support me. i've had a very good and long career. i'm very grateful. >> great to see you, judith. the second season of "transparent" on amazon, december 11th. the show is on broadway through the beginning of january. great to see you. >> you, too. up next, the can't miss movies coming to the box office this season. first, this is "today" on nbc.
to go with the turkey and football, people will be heading to the movies. thanksgiving mark it is start of a busy time at the box office. here with the seasons must sees is dave, host of "front runners" on fan ddango. >> good morning. >> a lot of families heading to the theaters. >> "the good dinosaur." it's from pixar, a sweet story about a dinosaur and little boy who team up for a life-changing advantage. it has gorgeous scenery, beautiful. great choices for family. >> also, "creed." i've been waiting for this, a spinoff of "rocky." >> michael b. jordan plays the son of apollo creed. it's great to see sylvester stallone back at rocky. one thing people should watch for, the first fight scene in the movie is two rounds and a corner break. five minutes all in one shot. >> really?
>> really imbrepressive by the director. i love this movie. exciting. >> i'm glad it's good. this next movie, two words, oscar buzz "t, "the danish girl" >> eddie redmayne stars. like he was stephen hawking, he fully becomes this woman. every shot is like a painting. it is a beautiful love story. anyone will enjoy this. >> based on a true story. >> gorgeous. >> next up, truly an all-star cast, "the big short." >> this is about four investors who saw the housing crash coming and bet against the housing market. i finally feel like i understand what happened with the banking collapse in 2008 after seeing this movie. the cast is great. brad pitt, ryan gosling, steve carell, christian bale. it's infuriating e ining to wat
>> the sequel we've been waiting for. i have to cue the theme music. ♪ star wars theme >> "the force awakens." >> it's already the top advanced ticket seller and it's not coming out for another three weeks. i'm the biggest harrison ford fan. because it's j.j. abrams, i love how he reinvented the "star trek" franchise. i'm interested to see what he does with this franchise, too. >> no jar jar binks near this. >> thank goodness for that. >> also, tina fey and amy poehler in "sisters." >> they throw one last raging party at their childhood home before their parents sell it. it's directed by the guy who did
"pitch perfect." >> i love it. >> funny performances, particularly by maya rudolph, who is their high school nemesis. so funny. great to see them together. >> i love comedy this time of year. we need laughs. this movie is -- has will smith possibly in oscar contention, "concussion." >> this is a relevant movie. about the doctor who took on the nfl for traumatic head injuries that nfl players sustain throughout their careers. as you said, will smith delivers a really strong performance in this one. that's going to be oscar contender. as well as "joy," which also comes out christmas. that's jennifer lawrence's new movie from david o. russell, who directed her in "silver linings playbook." >> the cast of the season right there. >> fantastic. great stuff. lot to look forward to. willie? >> natalie, thank you very much. up next, we are putting the finishing touches on the ultimate thanksgiving feast, including, i'm told, sweet
all morning and all month long, let's be honest, we've been helping you create the ultimate thanksgiving. sunny anderson and brandi malloy have been with us throughout the morning, answering your questions and cooking up a storm. next on the menu, a last-minute side and dessert. sunny, let's begin with you. waldorf rice. >> we know about the salad that had its beginnings in new york ty from the waldorf hotel. filled with walnuts and luscious fruits. this is simple for the last-minute side today. these are typical pantry items and things in your refrigerator. maybe you buy one thing if you're going to the grocery store this morning. we have rice and sour cream, walnuts, arugula.
if you don't like it, do baby spinach. honey, oranges, chives, salt and pepper, dried cranberries, and apples. i'll show you how to make the dressing first. it's like a rice salad. it's sour cream in here. i'm going to add some chives. you can also do scallions or leave out the chives. orange juice or fresh from the carton. have orange juice for the holidays. friends and family over for breakfast the next day. vest zest of an orange. little bit of honey, another staple, right out of your pantry. that's going to make this kind of sweet in the sour cream. >> did you invest this? >> i did. >> this feels sunny anderson, and i mean that as a compliment. >> thank you. to me, it's a home run. it's great hot and great warm, great room temperature or chilled. what i love about it is it's got the starch, vegetable, fruits
and protein from the nut. your vegans and vegetarians -- did i say a curse word? those people that you invite over for the meat day that want just vegetables, you can make them happy. >> didn't know it was in your vo cab lawyer. >> -- vocabulary. >> i know, right? i didn i'm sorry. you have a red-skinned apple. >> celery and mix it up? >> mix it all together with a little bit of dried cranberry. what i love about it is also, kind of has the fall holiday col colors. red and green for you. >> would you mind taking this to the group? it appears they're finished with dinner. >> we started early. >> amazing. >> keep making your sides. we're digging? >> all right. ready for something sweet now. >> what are you doing here? >> this recipe is so easily.
sweet potatoes, marshmallows, olive oil, salt, cream, cinnamon. we are making sweet potato french fries with a toasted marshmallow tip. >> you're not allowed to do that. >> add a little olive oil and salt. it gives the savory bit. you get the salt, the sweet. pop those into the oven at 425 for 20 to 30 minutes, until crispy. then into the blender, i have heavy cream, cinnamon and nutmeg. those are the flavors you get from the holiday. look what i did here. i just threw some marsh melmall on a baking sheet and threw them in. >> they're going in? >> it gets messy but don't worry about it. i'm going to mix this up. >> make it happen. >> there we go. >> wow. >> you're going to do that for about 30 seconds or so.
it's going to get nice and creamy. >> that becomes this? >> you serve it with -- dip it all the way in. >> excuse me. let's take it to our friends. guys, please. >> hey! >> happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. >> you made this for us in all that time? wow. now i don't have to cook. >> oh, my gosh. brandi, sunny, happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. >> great to have you with us. >> we have all these recipes on today.com/food for your thanksgiving meal tay. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
this is delicious. sunny and brandi, thank you, again. straight ahead, the macy's day thanksgiving parade with matt, savannah and al. >> can't wait. happy thank 8:56 is your time now. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. happy thanksgiving. in just a few hours, two of d.c.'s top high school football teams are facing off. h.d. whitson will take on wilson high school in the turkey bowl. you're looking at video from last year's game. last year's game. news 4's mark segraves will be
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